Union Station Homeless Services' Board of Directors Selects Anne Miskey as New Chief Executive Officer
Leading Voice for Vulnerable Families & Individuals Joins Southern California Homeless Service Provider – Pasadena, CA, April 4, 2018
Union Station Homeless Services announced today that its board of directors has selected Anne Miskey--a nationally recognized and leading voice on the issue of homelessness--as the organization's next chief executive officer. Miskey, who formerly served as CEO at the Downtown Women's Center, will succeed Howard A. Kahn, Union Station's Interim Chief Executive Officer, in June.
"We are excited to welcome Anne Miskey as our next CEO," said Alan Maltun, chair of Union Station Homeless Services' Board of Directors. "Anne brings extensive knowledge of the issues involved in addressing homelessness, along with the exceptional leadership ability and management skills that will be essential to guiding Union Station as we continue to expand our services in the coming years. She has a unique perspective on the role non-profits, governments, and communities can together play in tackling major social problems. But just as important, Anne has a deep passion for our mission: helping people rebuild their lives and end their homelessness."
Miskey, who has held senior management positions in non-profit organizations for the past 15 years, said "I'm honored, and I'm grateful to the Union Station board for the opportunity to lead this exceptional organization of passionate, creative, and talented professionals and volunteers. Union Station is a leading homeless services provider in Los Angeles County and a leading advocate for people who are threatened by or living with homelessness. Our public service affects areas far beyond where we live, and this is a terrific opportunity that any leader would welcome."
Miskey has been invited on numerous occasions to speak at the White House in support of former First Lady Michelle Obama's Joining Forces Campaign to help veterans. She has worked closely with the federal departments of Housing and Urban Development, Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs, and the Department of Labor to champion support for vulnerable families and individuals in the areas of housing, health, and employment. Prior to her work in social services and philanthropy, Miskey spent more than a decade as a corporate communications and public affairs professional.
Since 2016, Miskey has been a significant force in the passage of Measure H and Proposition HHH which approved millions of dollars to address the homelessness crisis in the City and County of Los Angeles. She also served on the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) Ad Hoc Committee on Women's Homelessness to influence resources and service delivery to more effectively address the needs of homeless women.
Said Kahn: "Anne has been at the forefront of ending homelessness over the years, and she will be a remarkable leader for a remarkable organization. Union Station is an integral part of the Pasadena and greater San Gabriel Valley communities, and I'm confident Anne will ensure that Union Station continues to be a leading provider of shelter, housing, and workforce services in the San Gabriel Valley."
Maltun thanked Kahn and the executive management team and staff for their outstanding effort during the transition period to a new CEO. "Howard stepped in to lead our team and, they have done a great job keeping Union Station moving forward and continuing their vital work," he said, adding. "I also am grateful to Howard and my fellow members of Union Station's executive search committee for the excellent job they did during the selection process."